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   Re: [xml-dev] Underwhelmed (WAS: [xml-dev] XOM micro tutorial)

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Mike Champion scripsit:

> [...] non-namespaced well-formed XML [...]

I hasten to mention that XOM works fine with non-namespaced XML;
it just doesn't have a Level 1 interface that *only* works for
non-namespaced XML.

> I also appreciated the point that John Cowan made about XOM's
> conceptual integrity.  As we all know, W3C DOM got the way it is
> partly because it is the proverbial camel designed by a committee.

Worse, because it also had to be at least somewhat compatible with the
old browser DOMs, which were by no means compatible with each other.
As you know.

> [L]et a hundred
> refactorizations of DOM/JDOM/dom4j/proprietary APIs bloom,
> create an ecology of competing codes, and let Father Darwin sort
> them out.

Hear, hear!

There is / One art                      John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
No more / No less                       http://www.reutershealth.com
To do / All things                      http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
With art- / Lessness                     -- Piet Hein


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